Two discs A and B are mounted coaxially on a vertical axle. The discs have moments of inertia I and 2I respectively about the common axis. Disc A is imparted an initial angular velocity 2ω using the entire potential energy of a spring compressed by a distance x1. Disc B is imparted an angular velocity ω by a spring having the same spring constant and compressed by a distance x2. Both the discs rotate in the clockwise direction.
When disc B is brought in contact with disc A, they acquire a common angular velocity in time t. The average frictional torque on one disc by the other during this period is